MailScout, Server-Based Rules for E-Mail
PagerGate, E-Mail to Pager Gateway
Over the past 20 years, I have invented a number of software and hardware products to help me live my dream of mobility & information management anywhere. Most of these inventions never leave the lab. (If you've been here, then you know what I mean...) Fortunately, a few of them have and have become quite successful.
In the early 1990's I licensed a few of my product designs to Peloria Technology Corp. - a software development company I co-founded by an early client, Bailey Williams. Bailey's vision, determination and leadership, allowed him to build a company that went on to sell several hundred thousand licenses of my products to clients in every corner of the world. .
I was always looking for a way to stay informed without having to stay put. I had managed to get most of my messages into my e-mail but had to stick near a terminal to check it. PagerGate was my first commercial software product. I developed this at ICA in the mid-1980's and then Peloria updated this product in the early 90's. PagerGate is a one-way e-Mail Paging gateway that works with any standard alphanumeric or numeric pager. Now, I could have all of my e-mail on my belt no matter where I was.
Mail Scout Server Based Rules
After I designed PagerGate, I found a flaw - I quickly realized that I did not want all of my messages coming to me wherever I was. I only wanted certain messages to find me. I also wanted a way to have my computer respond on my behalf when I was out. I began work on a product called the ICA Information Gateway in 1986 and continue to tinker with its design. One of the products to come out of the ICA Information Gateway Product Suite, is Mail Scout. Mail Scout brings true Server Based Rules to e-Mail environments. Mail Scout will file, forward, delete, respond, and wirelessly deliver your e-mail while you are away from your desk. Tanny O'Haley, Peloria's V.P. of development, did a fantastic job of implementing this product.
Skytel Two-Way Messaging Gateway
Imagine being able to receive and respond to your e-mail from wherever you are? I did. I wanted a system to allow me to not only receive my e-mail when I was on the road or in the mountains, but respond as well. One of the products, I designed in the mid-1990's, was a two-way wireless gateway for use with the Skytel 2-way wireless messaging system. This product was used by Peloria, Skytel, Motorola, and other wireless companies to offer wireless e-mail to their customers.
All of the above products were sold and supported by Peloria Technology Corporation.